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Meaning of “silent letter” in the English Dictionary

"silent letter" in British English

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silent letternoun [C]

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A ​silentletter in a word is one that is written but not ​pronounced, such as the "b" in "​doubt"
(Definition of silent letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silent letter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不发音字母(如 doubt 中的 b)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不發音字母(如 doubt 中的 b)…
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